Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Being as my family is scattered across the country I think it is fitting that my blog becomes a point of reference for nursery ideas. Brandon and I settled on one thing when we found out we were pregnant- the nursery will most definitely be Disney themed. One, I have a lot of Disney stuff from my childhood that I could use, and I wanted to incorporate the constant dreaming, wishing, and imagining that Disney incorporates into the movies, especially the classics. So I will be posting periodically different ideas and things that I find.

I found this Picture- and realized this is exactly the idea and feeling that I wanted the nursery to convey. But I couldn't create a nursery off of this picture, so after searching some more the first main idea that I fell in love is:

The Peter Pan room, and it instantly clicked into the perfect theme- Neverland! The place where children never grow up. I loved Disney's rendition of the movie, and the original book, as well as the statue that I sat and read by in Hyde Park. I love the quilt, crib, lamps, and clock, but there are too many things going on in this room, and I don't think I would attempt a green room. But here are some of my favorite pictures of the room- and ideas I would steal:

First the quilt. A simple medallion quilt with Disney themes and quotes would be
perfect for cuddling my little boy.

This window mural, a
bsolutely adorable I really want to do this, most likely with help as I have no artistic talent to accomplish a small masterpiece for the baby's room.

. The third is the old map- now this is where I love Disney fanatics they can turn a simple map of Neverland into:

An old world Neverland map. Isn't this the coolest ever? Way better than an old world map- I definitely want this in the baby's room.

Lastly, I found this so cute chest that Brandon could make and we could decorate to fit the room. I may still have him make the pirate chest even if the theme isn't Peter Pan.

Now as I said before I love this sweet room, and I was going to pattern the whole room after Neverland- but after deciding one theme is too restrictive and too costly- I would have to try to find cute old clocks, and lamps, so this room must be tempered by something simpler. Which I found- but it still needs some tweaks to be a truly affordable nursery.

Isn't this just sweet? I am not the biggest fan of the stripes, but I do like the tan, and I am thinking of two colors in the nursery- just not stripes. But anyway the way that this nursery accomplished the Disney theme was by hanging lithographs all over the room, then used a blue/ green bedding, added some stuffed animals and voila a simple Disney themed room. I like the simplicity of the decorating- much less stressful than trying to find items to give a certain 'feel' but rather- little touches here and there so you don't feel like you have been hit over the head and the room isn't cluttered.

Ok enough Nursery for the day- I want to update on nursery ideas weekly- I have a few, just wanted to let you see what my two most top favorites are.

Monday, August 22, 2011

BIG update on life

During Brandon’s last week of finals I oddly felt left out, I had no more tests to take. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t miss worrying over my grades, but I still felt as if I was missing out on the happy feeling that comes when you do well on a test. So I found a pass/ fail test and I took it. I didn’t want to tell Brandon because I was afraid that he would make fun of me- so I took the test before he was awake. Then while he was still half asleep I told him that he would do great on his final test, because I passed mine with a plus.

After Brandon’s graduation Mom and Dad brought Brandon and I out to Virginia so we could see the house before Christmas, and help them with the Grandmas. Little did Mom and Dad know that their plane tickets for four actually brought out five, and that Brandon and I would not be able to come out for Christmas vacation. During the Virginia trip we saw Monticello, University of Virginia, Madison’s home, DC, the Shenandoah Valley, and lots of fun little countryside. Sadly though our little boy did not appreciate the beauty of those hills, but maybe in January he will like hills better.

During the summer back in Bakersfield I ran into Nicole Arburua and we got taking about Brandon and his Civil Engineering degree. She told me that she works for a company that deals in geotechnical engineering- Brandon’s favorite branch of civil. She asked me to send her his resume and hopefully he can get an interview.

About two weeks later Kiley sent me an email asking for Brandon’s resume, Nicole had spoken with her boss whom was really excited to talk with Brandon. Brandon wasn’t around so it took a little maneuvering to get Nicole his resume, but once we got her the resume, Nicole’s boss wanted to talk with Brandon- and asked that Brandon to call him soon. So I called Brandon- told him, gave him the number and background about Krazan (the Engineering company), and Brandon had a nice phone interview. Two hours later he had an interview set up with the head of the company in Fresno. That interview went well and HR insisted on one last interview with both the head engineer and the Bakersfield manager, it was in that interview that Brandon was told to look for Krazan’s official offer the next day.

So after months of looking, Brandon has a job not only in his favorite branch of engineering, but one that is crafted for his development and growth long term into the company.

The baby is healthy and kicking- at the doctor’s appointment we were told he was a very active baby, and we got to see him not only move his feet but his hands and mouth as well. He feels more like he is poking than anything and if I want him to stop I simply ask Brandon to try to feel him. He gets shy when someone puts a hand to my belly- but he loves to hear people talk, I think that wakes him up more than anything. Just so you know names will come later; for now we simply call him baby Fontes.

We are moving to Bakersfield- and are excited to for our little family to grow; and surprisingly after a few days of packing I still have my sanity!

I promise pictures will come soon.